Many hotels, hostels, guesthouses and businesses in the hospitality business are building their website with WordPress. Naturally they will also be looking at ways of incorporating a booking or reservation system into their website.
Here are the best options I’ve found:
BookingWizz for WordPress – is long awaited addon which will allow you to integrate bookingwizz into your wordpress site without any hassle. Plugin will install bookingwizz for you (bookingwizz must be purchased and uploaded to your site root) with a click and will seamlessly integrate whole system interface into your wordpress site, you will not have separate login to manage your events/bookings/calendars. BookingWizz for WordPress has 2 widgets and 5 shortcodes at the moment.
Online Hotel Booking System Pro (WP) is powerful WordPress plugin for single hotel. Powerful hotel reservation system with real time availability and room booking functionality. You can easily integrate with your website or new template. You can manage room, room types, capacity, hotel rates with different date range and month wise advance payment feature. Online reservation manager at the back-end with invoices.
Booking Calendar is probably the most popular free booking calendar plugin available on WordPress.com. For a free plugin it’s full of great features you’re sure to find useful. Create any number of calendars that can include custom booking form fields. This way guests can select their stay using the days on the calendar, fill out the form fields, and submit their reservation. After submitting the form your guest and your website Admin will receive a confirmation email, and the Admin can then accept or decline the reservation (and manage all other reservation requests) from the easy to use admin booking panel.
Booki is a lovely premium booking form and calendar WordPress plugin. This advanced reservations system adapts to the users timezone, so they can see what’s available in real time. From a guest’s perspective Booki makes it easy to select a travel date, view available listings, and make payments via PayPal after receiving an invoice. The plugin also includes 24 color themes, advanced admin statistics (total bookings, amount earned, discounts given, etc). Plus the plugin is translation ready so you can change it to any language you need using the included .po file!
The WP Booking System free WordPress plugin is a great way to add a simple booking calendar or form to your hospitality site. The plugin allows guests to make reservations on a per-day basis and includes easy to understand color coding for available and booked days. And once a user completed a reservation request, you’ll receive a booking notice right in your WordPress dashboard where you can quickly organize and manage all of your reservations.
Pinpoint offers a way to rent accommodations, schedule services, book events or receive online reservations and appointments of any kind with your WordPress site. It’s easy-to-use, fast and clear to both check availability and send a booking request in a unique AJAX calendar.
Have you used any other hotel or apartment reservation system plugins for WordPress? Let us know how it went.
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